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Windows 98 SE dos prompt

By danielr ·
When I go into the windows dos promt i can go to c directory and type ping. With this I get a list of options with a brief description of each one. The description it provides I do not understand so well. What exactly does each option do and how do I use it. Any help would be greatly apreciated. Thanks.

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by JnlGuy In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

This site explains the basics of the ping command. I suggest once you are able to ping an address on your network to simply try each switch to see what it performs.

http://www.brother.com/european/networking/chapter13/chapter13_ping.html

Hope this helps some. Jerry

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by danielr In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

I already know what PING is which the site you provided(jhatcher) is used for people that do not know what PING is. I have already tried to type in each command to see what it does but I am very vague on what is happening with each command. I stillneed to know exactly what each command does.

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by danielr In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

I do not need to know what PING is as I already do, but instead the exact operation of each ping command.

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Windows 98 SE dos prompt

by nishadagashe In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

I know a few options.. here are they.

ping 1.1.1.1 --> normal ping (4 times)
ping -t 1.1.1.1 --> continuous ping

ping -a 1.1.1.1 --> shows hostname
ping 1.1.1.1 -n 10 --> pings 10 times
ping 1.1.1.1 -l 20 -->pings with 20 bytes of data each time

That's all I know..

Nishad

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by danielr In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

Its not all of them but it will definetly help. Thanks a lot!

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by danielr In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

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